• 2023 Putnam Competition Result

    We very excited to report that our Putnam team ranked 8th, honorable mention, among 471 institutions in the 2023 Putnam math competition.Our team members this year were Vincent Trang, Daniel Yuan, Omar Habibullah, and Andrew Parker.Vincent Trang ranked 43rd and Daniel Yuan ranked 64th among 3,857 participants. Read More
  • Simons Fellows - Darvas, Kanigowski, Rubinstein

    Congratulations to Tamas Darvas, Adam Kanigowski, and Yanir Rubinstein for being named Simons Fellows. Read More
  • Doron Levy is elected 2024 Class of Fellows of the AMS

    Congratulations to Dr. Doron Levy, as Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, Class of 2024 (https://www.ams.org/cgi-bin/fellows/fellows_by_year.cgi)!  Dr. Levy was elected  ``For his contributions to Mathematical Oncology and Mathematical Biology".  Read More
  • Scott Wolpert to lead NSF-funded project on DEI in mathematics and statistics

    Congratulations to Scott Wolpert, professor emeritus of mathematics, who was named principal investigator of a new project to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in mathematics departments. The project is funded by a $600,000 grant from the NSF, and it will provide DEI training to six representatives of math and statistics departments Read More
  • Abba Gumel Featured in Scientific American Article

    Congratulations to Abba Gumel being featured in a new Scientific American Article. The title is “How Mathematics Can Predict and Help Prevent the Next Pandemic” (link to the article). What a great advertisement to Maryland. It is a great honor to have Abba as our colleagues.   Congratulations Abba! Read More
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Description

An introduction to multivariable calculus, including vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives and applications of partial derivatives (such as tangent planes and Lagrange multipliers), multiple integrals, volume, surface area, and the classical theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss. All sections of the course will use the software package MATLAB. Credit will be granted for only one of the following: MATH 241 or MATH 340.

Prerequisites

a C- or better in MATH 141

Topics

(by chapter)

XI. Vectors, Lines and Planes.

Cartesian coordinates of space
Vectors
Lines
Planes
Dot and cross product

XII. Vector-valued Functions

Vector-valued functions
Tangents
Normals
Curvature

XIII. Partial Derivatives

Quadric surfaces
Partial derivatives
Chain rule
Directional derivatives
Gradients
Extreme values
Lagrange multipliers

XIV. Multiple Integrals

Double and triple integrals
Change of variable
Volume
Surface area
Moments and centers of gravity

XV. Calculus of Vector Fields

Line and surface integrals
Green's theorem
Stokes' theorem
Divergence theorem

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